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The Clerical Error

August 26, 2016

There is a clerical error in the initiative. A 9 should be a 7 in effective date section. We have documentation that demonstrates our intent in regards to which provisions were to go into effect immediately. We have the draft with section 7 effective immediately. At the last minute, before the draft was moved out Read More »

Care. Be Safe. Be Smart. Vote.

August 24, 2016

With Aug 31 date just days away, we know many patients are beyond concerned. We know many are flat out frightened. We recognize, too, that there are providers who feel committed to these patients. The idea of choosing one person’s pain over another or having to rank suffering and choose only two or three patients Read More »

Reynolds Rules Against Stay; Get Out and Vote

August 17, 2016

We are sad to report an unfavorable ruling from Judge Reynold’s court. Our stay on the August 31 implementation date has been denied. In Reynold’s letter, he states that the Court granting the stay would interfere with the Montana Supreme Court’s ruling, which already included a delay in recognition of the hardship it could cause Read More »

The Legislative Session Is Coming – Become Part of the Discussion

August 10, 2016

Wondering what to do in these uncertain times for medical marijuana in Montana? The MTCIA is committed to continuing the work. Aug. 31 is looming, but with your support and your vote we will pass I-182 come November. The MTCIA is also developing its legislative agenda for the 2017 Legislative Session. Become a member now Read More »

Will There Be a Campaign?

July 15, 2016

What a week. We get the news I-182 made the ballot. The people of Montana are behind a responsible, accountable medical marijuana law. We extend our thanks to those who supported the effort to bring I-182 to the ballot. On the same day, many providers got letters from the Department of Health and Human Services Read More »

The Pending Collapse of Medical Marijuana in Montana

June 6, 2016

It probably won’t be long. Soon, the letters will come from DPHHS telling providers to start scaling down, to choose their two or three patients (depending on whether the provider also provides for him/herself), and get ready for the statute (SB 423) to go into effect August 31.  This is what the Montana Supreme Court Read More »

The MTCIA is You

June 3, 2016

The MTCIA has been the only entity effectively protecting access to medical marijuana in Montana. The reason it has been effective is because the MTCIA is not the Board of the Directors. It is not any particular personality in any given moment in time. The MTCIA is the people who show up, who have shown Read More »

MTCIA Files Appeal to SCOTUS

May 12, 2016

On February 25, 2016, after five years of legal wrangling, the Montana Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State and allowed the 2011 law to go into near full effect, thereby, for all practical purposes, wiping out access to medical marijuana in Montana. “In that decision,” Cholewa said, “the Court said they were compelled Read More »

11, 780 Signatures and Counting

May 10, 2016

I-182 is now at 11, 780 signatures and counting. We are 1/3 of the way to our goal. We exceeded our weekly goal by 439 signatures.  Thanks to all for stepping up, volunteering, and persevering in the effort to protect access to medical marijuana in Montana and working to establish an accountable, responsible program for Read More »

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